I love doing makeup on ladies of all ages, even the little girls in my life come over regularly for a dot of blush on their cheeks and (if they’re lucky) a little bit of illuminator to sparkle up their eye lids.
I remember when my mom first said I was allowed to wear mascara and lip gloss to school. It was 6th grade and I was THRILLED. I got dolled up for the first day, feeling all kinds of grown up. By day number two I skipped the mascara cause it was such a pain to take off at night and by the end of the first week…I was back to bare faced.
Looking glam was fun but sleeping in was funner:)
I hope my daughter (if I do get lucky enough to have one of those someday) looks at makeup the same way I always have. As an extra. The icing on the cake. A way to express herself and show off her pretty features a bit more.
I don’t want her to be afraid of it or intimidated by it, but I also don’t want her to rely on it or think her beauty is contingent on it.
Which is why I’m always excited to get a chance to work with teenagers. I hope to inspire them to see it the way I do and teach them how to get the most out of a few products in a few minutes…and then get back to homework and texting:)
So quick easy and natural looks are key.
Here’s the low key look I did on an extremely beautiful teen named Bella who I recently had the chance to makeupify.
Photos by Jessica Janae Photography
What I used:
IIID Foundation in Linen (highlight), Walnut (contour), Pink Grapefruit (blush) & Pearl (illuminator)
MAC Brun & an angled brush to fill in the brows
Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer on her cheeks and on her eye lids
Sebastian Lip Liner (what are the laws on marrying lip liner? Cause it’s getting SERIOUS between the two of us)
MAC Underage gloss
Dark brown shadow at her lashline top and bottom (can’t remember which one! Ooops but I know it was just a chocolate colored shadow)
Too Faced Better than Sex mascara
Hope your day is a good one!